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can someone paraphrase lines 2795-2802 for Beowulf
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One version translates this passage as:
The Lord everlasting, that He let me such treasuresGain for my people ere death overtook me.Since I’ve bartered the agèd life to me grantedFor treasure of jewels, attend ye henceforwardHe desires to be held in memory by his people.The wants of the war-thanes; I can wait here no longer.
King of Glories, eternal Ruler,for the bright treasures I can see here,that I might have gained such gifts as thesefor the sake of my people before I died.Now that I have given my old life-spanfor this heap of treasures, you are to watchthe country's needs; I can stay no longer.
Posted by caledon on January 19, 2014 at 5:13 AM (Answer #1)
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